Chatham County (Ga.) Board of Commissioners records
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Chatham County (Ga.) Board of Commissioners records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Chatham County (Ga.). Board of Commissioners.
Title: Chatham County (Ga.) Board of Commissioners records
Dates: 1889-1898
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0135

Biographical/Historical Note

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners consists of a Chairman and eight district commissioners. The Chairman is elected at-large; all members of the board serve 4-year terms.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of eleven items that were discarded from the files of the Chatham County Commissioners. The items are correspondence, a resolution, and payroll documents concerning the county chain-gang and drainage.

Index Terms

Chain gangs--Georgia--Chatham County.
Chatham County (Ga.). Board of Commissioners.
Convict labor--Georgia.
County government records.
Drainage--Georgia--Chatham County.
Letters (correspondence)
Payroll records.
Prisoners--Georgia--Chatham County.
Resolutions (administrative records)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Chatham County (Ga.) Board of Commissioners records, MS 135, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Sullenger, Jr., 1958.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Edward J. Thomas letter to J. H. Estill, 1889 February 3, 2.0 p.
Sent from Savannah, Georgia. Regarding proposed road to connect Burkhalter and Ogeechee roads through Garrard place.
Chain-gang prisoner Spencer McNarry and his lawyer, Ed. R. McKethan letter, 1893 August-September
Regarding McNarry’s missing coat. Action taken by commission is noted on McKethan’s letter
W. P. Carmichael, Supt. Of Drainage, and Frank E. Rebarer, Clerk of Council letter, 1893 October 9
Regarding drainage of pond off Waters Road.
Resolution of Commissioners regarding budget fund for Sanitary Inspector
Penciled note, dated October 11, 1893.
Chain-gang Account, Camp Lawton Number 1 and Camp Number 2, 1895 November
Drainage Account, Construction Department, 1895 October and November, 1895 November
Chain-gang, provision supplies, 1898 October, 1.0 p.